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Active Listening, The First Step to Develop Communication!

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Active Listening, The First Step to Develop Communication!



Listen to respond:

We must give response more than reaction. To give response active listening is more important in all situations.

Listening and observing are the first steps of communication. In our childhood, we learnt to communicate with our parents and siblings by listening and observing their speech and body language. We need to be active in listening and observing when others interact with us. Only when we are active in listening and observing, we understand the message which leads to react / respond to others.

Active Listening:

Active listening is the foundation of effective communication. To improve active listening, we need to show that we are attentive through our expressions and restate or paraphrase what we heard from our words to interpret the information.

Sometimes we understand what we heard and sometimes we don’t understand what we heard and we need to clarify or verify our doubts or queries by asking questions (Asking questions is a good sign of active listening) or else we tend to misunderstand and communicate the same which in turns becomes speculation.

Listen to the words and observe the body language of the speaker to understand the intentions. Many times people intend to communicate something and communicate something else due to wrong usage of words or expressions.

Listening is not same as hearing:

Hearing refers to the sounds that you hear and listening refers to hearing with focus or concentration on particular sounds to understand. It’s now clear that until or unless we focus or concentrate on interactions or lectures, we cannot understand the message or information of the speaker.

Instructions for active listening:

  1. Avoid to be judgmental (Arriving to a conclusion of the speaker before listening)
  2. Never distract (Put the speaker to comfort)
  3. Stop talking
  4. Display interest to listen through positive posture, gestures and expressions
  5. Write down important points
  6. Observe the body language of the speaker
  7. Be interactive
  8. Ask questions or queries at the end of the interaction
  9. Explain or describe others about the lecture / interaction

Good listeners are always good speakers. We develop not only effective communication through active listening but also words and sentences. When our vocabulary increases we can express our feelings with ease.

Listening Types:

  1. Appreciative
  2. Empathetic
  3. Comprehensive
  4. Critical